When are sleep trackers detrimental to your health? According to MedPage Today, it can happen when someone becomes too focused on their sleep data.
The predicament is that people using these devices and medical apps are pursuing a “quantified” version of sleep. This will keep them up with stress and worry about what their numbers will be in the morning, leading to a worse night’s sleep and even insomnia.
Casual observation of personal sleep metrics isn’t an issue; the problem really starts when tracker users begin to self-diagnose or treat their sleep problems by conducting their own “studies” using data from the trackers or setting a sleep goal like it’s a fitness achievement.
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